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of superstorm sandy. today new jersey governor chris christie responded to critics who charged the pace of recovery is too slow. he blamed the federal government. christie told the associated press, quote, to the victims i would say you're right i think is too slow. and i wish the federal government would allow us the flexibility to get you the aid more quickly. sandy also slammed new york city where plenty of rebuilding still needs to be done. especially neighborhoods barely above sea level. terrell brown tonight takes a look at lessons learned. >> reporter: last october superstorm sandy swept joe courtney's home off its foundation. though he knew it would be expensive to repair, he had no intention of leaving new york's rockaway beach. >> there was not a question of whether we were going to rebuild or not. this is where i grew up. this is where my wife grew up. and this is where our lives are. >> reporter: his new home will be higher with a 14 foot concrete foundation. flood vents will allow high water to pass through. >> going upstairs in the attic there in that dormer. hot water hea
to keep moving on. the new york marathon wasn't run last year. superstorm sandy saw to that. then the boston marathon bombings happened adding a new sense of threat and heightened security to this year's race. but the faicco family who we met along the route didn't mind that. they were here for their son and brother sean. >> is there any special about this given everything that this country and this area has been through this past year. >> it has been. i'm here to see my brother run and he ran in boston this year. so we were there and it was tough to live through those couple of days. >> reporter: the faiccoes are from staten island, a place decimated by the storm. >> that's what we do in new york after something so difficult like sandy that we got it all together and are getting back on our feet again. >> reporter: in a marathon progress is measured in steps or in the case of tatyana mcfaden w every turn of her wheels. >> did a lot of training. and i just really had a lot of faith in myself and my training. >> mcfaden won the women's wheelchair race, an unprecedented fourth
returns a year after beingicanciled in the wake of superstorm sandy. more than 48,000 people are entered, each with their own reason to race. but none of the stories will inspire more than tatyana mcfadden's. sometimes she wins by a lot. >> tatyana mcfadden is absolutely flying down here. >> axelrod: others obamacare aÑi whisker. >> mcfadden is coming back! >> axelrod: however she does it, 24-year-old paraathlete tatyana mcfadden is on a literal roll no wheelchair racer has ever been on before. >> she's a superstar. she's a brilliant athlete. >> look being back at my y it's been an unbelievable year. >> axelrod: that may be an understatement. so far this year she's won the boston marathon. six days later, she won in london. three weeks ago she took chicago in course record time. and if she wins tomorrow, that would make it all four major marathons in the same year. no one else has ever won three. >> i want to be even better. i want to be even faster. i want to, you know, really push this sport. >> axelrod: this grand slam would be another boost for disabled sports, coming off record tic
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